Editor's note

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 14.08.2018, 11:31

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Modern solutions to the Baltics’ banking sector

Modern solutions to the Baltics’ banking sector

02.08.2018

Recently, three main events attracted attention to the Baltics’ financial sector: two in Latvia and one in Estonia. Consequences are still “on hold”, but customers and authorities are already worried… However, new digital innovations can restore sector’s credibility.


World Cup-18: business, nationalism & culture

World Cup-18: business, nationalism & culture

16.07.2018

A month of football’s fever is over: for four weeks several billion people around the world have been watching this popular game. Curious enough, the World Cup has turned –already in the semi-final - into the “European cup” with France, Croatia, Belgium and England to compete. There are some lessons that can be learned from this championship.


Growth in Europe and the Baltic States

Growth in Europe and the Baltic States

09.07.2018

The EU enjoyed strong growth of 2.4% in 2017, which is the highest in more than a decade. However, businesses are increasingly concerned about a fall in business confidence. Recent drop in confidence coincides with strong underlying factors, e.g. improving labour market conditions, a supportive global growth and relatively accommodative monetary policies.


Austrian Presidency: working for Europe that protects

Austrian Presidency: working for Europe that protects

02.07.2018

The Austrian presidency of the Council (from July to the end of 2018) and its priorities are driven by the motto: "A Europe that protects". The presidency program focuses on asylum and migration issues, on protecting external borders, on fighting radicalisation, terrorism and organised crime, on digital security, and on protecting European values.


Innovations as a driving force for the Baltic States’ growth

25.06.2018

Presently, about two-thirds of Europe's economic growth is being driven by innovation. EU states account for 20% of global R&D investment; they produce one third of all high-quality scientific publications. Besides, they hold world leading position in numerous industrial sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical engineering and fashion. The Baltic States have to increase their innovative potentials.


Artificial intelligence in action: World Cup's champion is predicted

13.06.2018

The World Cup-2018 kicks off on 14 June, when Russia, the host, plays Saudi Arabia. The field of 32 teams will then gradually be whittled down until a champion is crowned on July 15. Several global banks made their predictions based on "solid" models and research.


Baltic States’ diplomacy: shared vision with common actions

08.06.2018

In times of change and unpredictability, European states have to be strong and united. Joint efforts by the Baltic States (“the Baltic Course”) shall be enhanced. New “sectors” like energy, cultural, economic, etc. diplomacy shall be more active. The Baltic States must be “joined-up” in internal and external policies, argued the Commission.


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